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The Road to Apollo

by NASA

Published 4/6/2009


After Mercury came Gemini, the project that would put to the test the maneuvers that would be required if Apollo was to be successful. Gemini astronauts would have to practice the rendezvous and docking techniques necessary to link two spacecraft. Langley researchers built the Rendezvous Docking Simulator giving astronauts a routine opportunity to pilot dynamically-controlled scale-model vehicles in an environment that closely paralleled that of space. Credit: NASA


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Creator NASA
Source http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/home/road2apollo-08.html
Date 4/6/2009
Year 2009
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What Mercury
What Gemini
What Opportunity
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Addeddate 2009-12-02 00:04:53
Publicdate 2009-12-02 00:06:14


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